Atomic simulation of vitrification transformation in Mg-Cu thin film

Yu-Chieh Lo, J. C. Huang*, C. L. Chen, S. P. Ju, H. S. Chou, X. H. Du, M. C. Liu, C. N. Kuo

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In this study, the effective medium theory (EMT) inter-atomic potential is employed in the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation of the Mg-Cu thin films. The transition of local structures of Mg-Cu thin films is traced at annealing temperatures of 300, 413, and 500 K. Furthermore, the simulation results are compared with the experimental results obtained from the transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The gradual evolution of the local atomic pairing and cluster structure is discussed in light of the Mg and Cu atomic characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1717-1721
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2008


  • Metallic glasses
  • Mg-Cu
  • Molecular dynamics simulation
  • Thin film

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